Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM

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The Wonderful World of Cupping

If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics by now you’ve probably seen red circular marks on several Olympians. American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 19th, 20th, and 21st gold medals proudly displaying the markings all over his body. These marks are from an ancient therapy called Cupping where negative pressure cups are placed on and/or moved around different parts of the body.


Estrogen Dominance and Natural Ways to Balance Hormones

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about estrogen dominance and how it could be responsible for a long list of dire ailments. Honestly we shouldn’t be blaming estrogen for the downfall of female health. Afterall, without this hormone the human race would cease to exist. Estrogen has a lot of great qualities.


Got Back Pain?

Then why not try acupuncture? Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can significantly help to decrease back pain and improve mobility in some people. Not only can acupuncture decrease your back pain but it could also help you to sleep better, be happier, and even give you more energy!


Acupuncture & Herbs Can Help Improve Thyroid Function

Ever wonder why you are so tired all of the time? Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you cold and achy? Are you finding that you do not enjoy the things that used to make you happy? Why they heck have you been gaining weight even though you eat right and exercise daily? Are you depressed? If you are having these feelings it is important to know that you are not alone. There are literally thousands of people with symptoms of hypothyroidism with blood tests that do not reveal anything out of the ordinary. Why is this happening to so many people and what can be done for those who have no explanation for their symptoms?